To train as a Speech and Language Therapist you would need to complete a three or four year degree course which has been accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Some Universities offer a postgraduate qualification to candidates with an appropriate first degree. All speech and language therapists are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
It is also possible to work as a speech and language therapy (SLT) assistant or support worker. There is generally no specific training requirement for this job as learning and training is work based. Assistants work alongside a speech and language therapist, including working with clients on a one-to-one basis, assisting in group therapy sessions, clerical and administrative work or advising on culture and language differences. Jobs for Speech and Language Therapy Assistants are advertised on the NHS jobs website.
Speech and language therapists working with Adults may work with the following client groups:
SALT working with children may see children with:
For further information about training as a speech and Language Therapist see: